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Walmart apologizes for Christmas sweater with apparent drug reference

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  1. Johnboy53

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    LOL!!!! That is hilarious.
     
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    Maybe when there’s a good reason to do so.
     
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    There is plenty of good reason to do so.
     
  7. Speedwell

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    So what is the LGBT agenda and how has Walmart "bowed" to it?
     
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    To force everyone to affirm and celebrate the way of life they have chosen for themselves instead of simply remaining content to rely on each other for the affirmation they seek sums up their agenda. They want more than to be simply left alone to live as they please.

    And as far as capitulating to the LGBT agenda goes, it is not just Wal-mart I was addressing, but every entity that has done so which includes even a substantial amount of the Church.
     
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    First the sweater:
    [​IMG]

    Second:
    Cocaine is dumb, people. Mainly, it makes you fall in love with hearing yourself talk... to the point where you start sounding like Tom Cruise...:sick:
     
  10. Tanj

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    Righty on, it's like that other group that want to force us to celebrate the birth of their God in a few weeks and the way of life they have chosen for everybody rather than, as you say,

    "instead of simply remaining content to rely on each other for the affirmation"
     
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    No one is forcing anyone to celebrate the birth of Jesus. That is the difference between Christians and the LGBT.
     
  12. Tanj

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    And what, exactly, is anyone being forced to celebrate wrt LGBT? Meanwhile, I have the most watched cable news channel in the USA telling me there is a war on Christmas.

    You should really consider removing the plank from your eye, before complaining about the mote in others.
     
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    When Christians are sued, penalized, punished, and even threatened with violence for refusing to affirm LGBT behavior, how are such acts not coming from a demand for affirmation of LGBT behavior, even of those who are prevented by the dictates of their faith conscience from giving such affirmations by either word or deed?

    And as for the war on Christmas, when Nativity scenes are banned from the public square, when children are prohibited from singing Christ-centered Christmas carols in school, when employees are forbidden by their employers to say "Merry Christmas", and HOAs penalize homeowners for putting up Christmas displays, there is a war on Christmas.
     
  14. Tanj

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    What are you talking about? That's pure fabricated fantasy.

    Meanwhile, need I dig up a few hundred examples of LGBT people being penalized, bashed and actually murdered for their orientation?

    So contrary to your last post, you do indeed desire to force me to kowtow to your religion.

    Plank. Mote. Didn't your God have something to say about this? Oh, that's right, other people's sins are much worse than yours, I forgot.
     
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    No, they are not pure fabricated fantasy. Christians in America have been frequently persecuted in America by the LGBT community and I have several examples of such stories that have been proven true, just as you claim to have hundreds of examples of LGBTs being persecuted.

    But where LGBT people are being punished, persecuted, and murdered for their orientation are in the very nations in which the same things are being done to Christians.

    In America and other similar nations, LGBTs do not have to worry about being punished or killed for their behavior nearly as much as those living in an Islamic country where such things do routinely happen.

    And contrary to your accusations, no one is forcing anyone to kow tow to the Christian faith. The opposite, however, has been the case far more often than the other way around.
     
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    Oh there's many Christian countries where LGBT persecution is just awful.

    If many Islamic countries are even worse, thats hardly something to be proud of.
     
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  17. Tanj

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    Yes, they are.

    Feel free to provide one.

    *nearly* as much huh? Oh, well, that's just fine then. So long as the USA murders less of them, it's all good.


    It[s much more prevalent than the non existent fantasy of anyone being forced to submit to the LGBT agenda.

    The opposite has never happened.

    Meanwhile, here's a question just for you, how many people in your immediate family or friends have gotten non-biblically divorced and now live in permanent, wilful, adulterous sin?

    Yeah, much easier to throw stones at the sin you wont commit.
     
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    Name the so-called Christian countries where LGBT persecution is just awful in what manner LGBTs are persecuted in each one and if they are being persecuted due to government policy or simply because the LGBT lifestyle is not socially acceptable.
     
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    Bakers, florists, photographers, and T-shirt designers and others being sued and boycotted by the LGBTs for acting according to the dictates of their faith is not fantasy but fact; these things have actually happened and are still happening.



    Look no further than these names:

    Kim Davis
    Jack Philips
    Aaron and Melissa Klein
    Baronelle Stutzman

    And that is just for starters.



    Who in the USA is murdering gays? Our government or private citizens?



    Far less prevalent than the existing reality of LGBTs demanding and attempting to force people into affirming their way of life.



    The opposite has been happening since day one and how many people in your immediate family or friends have had happy marriages founded on biblical principles and who do not live in permanent, willful, and adulterous sin?

    I bet you hate them for it and it seems very easy for you to ridicule their upright way of living.
     
  20. Tanj

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    So to clarify, you writing words on a page counts as evidence to you,. How sad. Not one link. You cannot even muster one single link to support your fantasy claims.

    Hardly surprising. Pathetic, but hardly surprising.


    Matthew Shepard - Wikipedia
    History of violence against LGBT people in the United States - Wikipedia
    Significant acts of violence against LGBT people - Wikipedia

    • Scotty Joe Weaver was an 18-year-old murder victim from Bay Minette, Alabama, whose burned and partially decomposed body was discovered on July 22, 2004, a few miles from the mobile home in which he lived. He was beaten, strangled and stabbed numerous times, partially decapitated, and his body was doused in gasoline and set on fire.
    • Ronnie Antonio Paris, a three-year-old boy living in Tampa, Florida, died on January 28, 2005, due to brain injuries inflicted by his father, Ronnie Paris, Jr. According to his mother and other relatives, Ronnie Paris, Jr., repeatedly slammed his son into walls, slapped the child's head, and "boxed" him because he was concerned the child was gay and would grow up a sissy. Paris was sentenced to thirty years in prison.[180][181]
    • Jason Gage, an openly gay man, was murdered on March 11, 2005, in his Waterloo, Iowa apartment by an assailant, Joseph Lawrence, who claimed Gage had made sexual advance to him. Gage was bludgeoned to death with a bottle, and stabbed in the neck, probably post-mortem, with a shard of glass.[182] Lawrence was sentenced to fifty years in prison.
    • 18-year-old Jacob D. Robida entered a bar on February 2, 2006, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, confirmed that it was a gay bar, and then attacked patrons with a hatchet and a handgun, wounding three.[183] He fatally shot himself three days later.[184]
    • Kevin Aviance, a female impressionist, musician, and fashion designer, was robbed and beaten in Manhattan on June 10, 2006, by a group of men who yelled anti-gay slurs at him. Four assailants pleaded guilty and received prison sentences.[185]
    • Six men were attacked with baseball bats and knives on July 30, 2006, after leaving the San Diego, California Gay Pride festival. One victim was injured so severely that he had to undergo extensive facial reconstructive surgery. Three men pleaded guilty in connection with the attacks and received prison sentences. A 15-year-old juvenile also pleaded guilty.[186][187]
    • An altercation occurred in Manhattan on August 18, 2006, between a man and seven black lesbians from Newark, New Jersey. During the altercation, the man was stabbed. The women claim that they acted in self-defense after he screamed homophobic epithets, spit on them, and pulled one of their weaves off,[188] while he has described the attack as "a hate crime against a straight man."[189]
    • Michael Sandy was attacked on October 8, 2006, by four young heterosexual men who lured him into meeting after chatting online, while they were looking for gay men to rob. He was struck by a car while trying to escape his attackers, and died five days later without regaining consciousness.[190][191]
    • Andrew Anthos, a 72-year-old disabled gay man, was beaten with a lead pipe by a man who was shouting anti-gay names at him on February 27, 2007, in Detroit, Michigan. Anthos died 10 days later in the hospital.[192]
    • Sean William Kennedy, 20, was walking to his car from Brew's Bar in Greenville, SC on May 16, 2007, when Stephen Andrew Moller, 18, got out of another car and approached Kennedy. Investigators said that Moller made a comment about Kennedy's sexual orientation, and threw a fatal punch because he did not like the other man's sexual preference.[193]
    • Duanna Johnson, a transsexual woman, was beaten by a police officer in February 2008, while she was held in the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Tennessee. Johnson said the officers reportedly called her a "[bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse]" and "he-she," before and during the incident.[194] In November 2008, she was found dead in the street, reportedly gunned down by three unknown individuals.[195]
    • Lawrence "Larry" King, a 15-year-old junior highschool student was shot twice by a classmate at E.O. Green School in Oxnard, California on February 12, 2008. He was taken off life support after doctors declared him brain dead on February 15.[196] According to Associated Press reports, "prosecutors have charged a 14-year-old classmate with premeditated murder with hate-crime and firearm-use enhancements".[197][198][199]
    • Angie Zapata, an 18-year-old trans woman, was beaten to death on July 17, 2008, in Colorado, two days after meeting Allen Ray Andrade. The case was prosecuted as a hate crime, and Andrade was found guilty of first degree murder on April 22, 2009.[200]
    • Nima Daivari, 26, was attacked by a man who called him "[bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse]" on September 13, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. The police that arrived on the scene refused to make a report of the attack.[201]
    • A Bourbonnais, Illinois elementary school bus driver was charged with leading a homophobic attack on a 10-year-old student passenger on September 15, 2008. The boy was taunted by the driver who then encouraged other students to chase and beat the child.[202]
    • Lateisha Green, a 22-year-old transgender woman, was shot and killed by Dwight DeLee on November 14, 2008, in Syracuse, NY because he thought she was gay.[203] Local news media reported the incident with her legal name, Moses "Teish" Cannon.[204] DeLee was convicted of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime on July 17, 2009, and received the maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison. This was only the second time in the nation's history that a person was prosecuted for a hate crime against a transgender person and the first hate crime conviction in New York state.[205][206][207]
    • Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, an 11-year-old child in Springfield, Massachusetts, hanged himself with an extension cord on April 6, 2009, after being bullied all school year by peers who said "he acted feminine" and was gay.[208]
    • Justin Goodwin, 36, of Salem, Massachusetts was attacked and beaten on April 10, 2009, by as many as six people outside a bar in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Goodwin suffered a shattered jaw, broken eye socket, broken nose and broken cheekbone. Goodwin later committed suicide.[209]
    • Seaman August Provost was found shot to death and his body burned at his guard post on Camp Pendleton on June 30, 2009. LGBT community leaders "citing military sources initially said that Provost's death was a hate crime."[210] Provost had been harassed because of his sexual orientation.[210] Military leaders have since explained that "whatever the investigation concludes, the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy prevented Provost from seeking help."[210] Family and friends believe he was murdered because he was openly gay (or bisexual according to some family and sources);[211][212][213][214] the killer committed suicide a week later after admitting the murder. The Navy has not concluded if this was a hate crime.[215]
    • CeCe McDonald, a young African American trans woman, was attacked outside a tavern shortly after midnight on June 5, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[216] CeCe fatally stabbed her attacker with a pair of scissors.[217] She was subsequently convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 19 months in a men's prison.[218]
    • Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man, was shot to death by a man who trailed and taunted him and a friend as they walked down the street in Greenwich Village, New York, yelling anti-gay slurs and asking one of them, "You want to die tonight?" Elliot Morales was arrested shortly after the shooting and charged with murder and weapons charges on May 19, 2013.[219]
    • In March 2014, John Patrick Masterson, an openly gay rapper professionally known as Jipsta was attacked in a New York City subway station as he and his partner were celebrating their 10-year anniversary.[220][221] The assailant began calling the couple homophobic slurs, and following a verbal disagreement, Jipsta was beaten by the unidentified subject, resulting in multiple fractures to his face.[222] As a result of the incident, Jipsta required surgery due to seven broken bones sustained to his nose and eye socket, which forced him to cease promotion of his second album Turnt Up.[223]
    • 49 people were killed, and 53 injured, in a shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub on June 12, 2016.


    Utter rubbish.
     
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